Monday, September 19, 2011



This ampersand table by House Industries is AMAZING. I am in love.

Friday, September 16, 2011


I am loving these bourbon bottle designs by Candy Coated Universe! Mmmm, bourbon. I'm so glad it's Friday! Anyone have fun-filled weekend plans?

Friday, September 9, 2011


Possibly in love with these pieces by U Clothing. I think I NEED the blue dress. Yes? Ok, it's decided.


{Photo by Melanie Caselas}

Eeek! I've been MIA for almost a month! I've had lots going on. I just made the move from Indiana to Los Angeles and had my car stolen somewhere in between. WHEW! It's been a long month. I decided I needed a change. A new blog name and a whole new routine. I promise I'm going to be better about posting and I'm hoping to bring some new things into the mix! Oh blogging world, I have missed you!

How have you all been? I hope all is well! Happy September!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


"Books breaking through the wall downstairs, referencing the 'basement stacks' every library has. In this case it's as if those stacks had been sealed up during some remodel, and are anthropomorphically breaking through, referencing the old library, history, roots, poltergeists... Created for the VIA Advertising Agency, which recently renovated and moved their offices into the old Baxter building, which served as Portland's public library from 1888 until the 1960s." (VIA WARY MEYERS)

Monday, August 1, 2011


I move into my new studio in LA on August 25th. I can't stop looking at interior design blogs! I am in love with these! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


It's so inspiring to see how far Scott Schuman has gotten with his career in fashion. Who would have thought it would come from a little town in Indiana and a graduate from IU (where I went to school)? Crazy/inspirational!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011


Photo found on Pinterest

Soon enough, Los Angeles will be my home sweet home. Today was the first day at my new job and I feel really good about it. I'm also signing a lease for an adorable studio this week! Life is good.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I'm about to make the move from Indiana to Los Angeles and it's definitely made me think a lot about all of the goodbyes (more like see you laters) I'm going to have to say within the coming weeks. It's bittersweet, that's for sure. One of my closest friends has lived in New York for years and although we've been states apart, we've always stayed close. That friendship helps remind me that moving doesn't really mean goodbye, just see you later. The ones that matter, will always be close to my heart. Here's a photo we took one day when he was visiting Indiana. We're about to be even farther apart, but distance has nothing on us!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Dream come true? I think yes.


I am swooning over these oak drawers by Kent and London. They would be perfect for my new place (once I find it) in LA!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I am obsessed with stripes. I really cannot get enough of them. I always have to talk myself out of buying more items with stripes (and polka dots too)! I just love them!

Top: Cactus Flower
Skirt: Vintage via Cactus Flower
Sandals: Urban Outfitters

Thursday, July 7, 2011


There's just something about film photos that will always win over my heart. These make me smile.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


How awesome is this bicycle typogram by Aaron Kuehn? I wish I could ride it around! Sorry for being M.I.A. lately! I have been out in Los Angeles for the past week. It's been a crazy few days. I had a last minute job interview and ended up getting the job! I'm moving out here in about a month! Any of you live in the L.A. area? Let's be friends!

Monday, June 27, 2011


I adore these clutches by Poketo! It doesn't hurt that they're made from upcycled leather!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


This post was a lot of fun. I used different items of clothing from Cactus Flower, the boutique & vintage store where I work to mimic these outfits by Alexa Chung. She's definitely one of my favorite fashion icons. I love the way she puts things together.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


How do you wear your scarves? This post was completely inspired by this adorable video by Bri of Design Love Fest, where it is literally raining scarves. She is too cute!

SCARFFY from Bri Emery on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I know, I know. I'm adding these incredibly late! My good friend Mel and I took a lot (and I mean a lot) of photos during the weekend, and it took us a bit to get through them all. She took 1400 photos and narrowed them down to 700! Impressive, right? Anyway, Sasquatch was wonderful. The weather was beautiful for the majority of the weekend and we ended up staying at an inn that was less than a five minute walk away. It was in a vineyard and it was absolutely breathtaking. I miss the view!

| Photos 1 & 4 by me | 2 by Ryan Hahn | 3,4, & 6 by Mel |

This trip was my first visit ever to Washington. I spent a day in Seattle and then road tripped to The Gorge with Kelcey, Mel, Matt, and Spencer. I'm still soaking it all in! I can't wait to visit again! If you feel like closing your eyes and pretending to be at Sasquatch, check out these recordings from the festival on Mel's soundcloud, here. To listen to Local Natives play Sun Hands at Sasquatch, click here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Eyelet you have my heart!

Don't mind the children swinging/falling from the tree behind me, haha! If you're loving eyelet as much as I am, hop on over to the Cactus Flower blog to see another cute eyelet dress by Ariella, one which I ended up purchasing... Whoops! I couldn't help it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fashion Icon: Zooey Deschanel

Get these Zooey Deschanel-eque looks from Cactus Flower!

1. Forget Me Not Dress (purchase online)
2. Eyelet You Go Skirt (purchase online)
3. Vintage Navy Pocket Dress (only in store)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Les jolies femmes de Godard

I'm a huge Jean-Luc Godard fan and it doesn't hurt that he cast such adorable ladies! If you have Netflix, head on over and watch Une Femme Est Une Femme with Anna Karina. It's on instant!

Oh, to walk across the ocean...

Image via Marie Hochhaus

If only we could really walk across the ocean on our bare feet to visit other places around the world! It's up in the 80s and 90s in Indiana right now and incredibly muggy! I need the beach and a good book, stat! I just purchased a plane ticket to Los Angeles over the 4th of July and I couldn't be more excited. I haven't been out there since February, which is far too long.

Speaking of traveling, there is an AMAZING giveaway on the blog Oh Happy Day. You could win a trip for two to Paris! Dream come true? I think so. What a perfect occasion to practice my French! Here's the giveaway: Enter here!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Away we go!

//Images from The Architecture Blog//

If only I could pack my bags and head out to one of these lovely destinations. I love the wall-sized windows and simple design of these two places. I'd like to go away now, please!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cactus Flower!

Hello friends! I work at a little shop, Cactus Flower, down in Bloomington. We just opened an online shop! We're so excited about it! Here are a handful of items we are now offering. Click here to view the rest!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Help me pick a dress!

Hello friends! I made the mistake of falling in love with too many dresses by ASOS last night. It took me forever to narrow it down to two dresses! Help me decide which one to purchase! Which one do you all like better? 

Here's dress onetwo. Thanks for your help! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! I'll let you know the decision as soon as I'm about to pick. Decisions are tough, huh? haha!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Celebrating the warmth with florals!

Photos by Thom Lennon Photography

Aya of Strawberry Koi and I continued our photo shoot with dresses from Cactus Flower with these florals! We had so much fun together.

My outfit:
Dress: Tulle (via Cactus Flower)
Necklace: The Blue Balloon
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Zuriick

I just arrived home from a long weekend at The Gorge. I attended Sasquatch and was able to spend a lot of time with some of my favorite people. Music updates and photos from the weekend will be posted later this week! I hope everyone is doing well! Did you all do anything fun over Memorial Day weekend?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Battles on Blogotheque

This is too good. I'm dying to see them live! Blogotheque never fails to make these videos incredibly beautiful. I could sit around watching them all day long.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's finally feeling like summer in Indiana!

Photos by Thomas Smith of Thom Lennon Photography

Dress: Vintage (found at Cactus Flower)
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Zuriick (thanks, Matt!)
Necklace: The Blue Balloon

We had a lot of fun wandering around at these abandoned warehouses. There are about a dozen all next to each other and every time I've been there, I've run into artists spray painting shirts, photographers, and even filming! Aya of Strawberry Koi, her husband Thom, and I ventured around and had a lot of fun discovering graffiti, old trinkets, and we even found an old golf cart! Ha!

Aya has been working really hard getting the online store up and running for the boutique/vintage shop where we both work. It's looking great! She also designed the blog that we are working on together! Check the shop here and the blog here. Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


This iphone app is great! Typeplace allows you to view photos of typography from all around the world. You can even upload and add your own finds! Love it!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Other Lives: Tamer Animals

The new album, Tamer Animals, by Other Lives is unbelievable. In all honesty, I had goosebumps the first time I listened to it straight through. You can stream the whole album here. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Roadtrip: Chicago Edition

My friend Addison and I made our way to Chicago last weekend. Whenever Matt plays within driving distance, I have to make it to the show. I love roadtrips and Chicago is only four hours away from Bloomington! I had a lot of fun seeing Matt and the other guys. I was in good company (that is an understatement)! Local Natives played at Columbia College. It was a great area over there. We were able to make it over to Millennium Park for some fun before the show!

I graduate from college in two days! How crazy is that? Now that this semester is finally through, I promise to be more consistent with posting! Sorry I have been so sporadic lately! How are you guys doing? Surviving the semester? Ready for summer?